Camping and transport

Tours and walks


Trips Calendar

Educational excursions

all 4WD bus excursions are included in Moreton Experience's all inclusive prices

Tobogganing/ sandboarding at The Sandhills ~ 3 hours
Bus to The Little Sandhills to toboggan/ sandboard.

Link to Sandboarding by Moreton Experience on UTUBE

Alan brings over 28 years of personal experience to this activity to ensure student safety by selecting appropriate slopes and procedures which minimize risk. As tobogganing is high on the students “favourite list for camp” this activity is scheduled when weather conditions are optimal. Internet access at Blue Lagoon is used pick the best times for tobogganing. Speeds as measured by GPS are 30 to 40 kph.

Moreton Experience's masonite sand boards Masonite are given a special coating which enhances speed and makes the boards able to toboggan on wet sand. It is not possible to tobogganing during rain

During the 4WD bus trip to the Sandhills along the Ocean beach, we see

The Little Sandhills, anything but little

Cape Moreton ~ 3 hours

Bus to Spitfire Creek, North Point and Cape Moreton.

Half way into the 20 minute drive to Cape Moreton we cross Spitfire Creek. It is here that the timber getters Phamphlett, Finnegan and Parsons, the came ashore in 1823 to get freshwater only to be stranded when there boat was broken up in the surf. When rescued by Oxley their story was recorded by Uniake.

The Cape provides amazing ocean views with plenty of maine life to spot, humpback whales (May to October inclusive), dolphins, rays and turtles. The Cape Lighthouse was built by the New south Wales government in 1857. We also visit the Moreton Island National Park information centre which is housed in one of the light house keepers cottages built in the 1930's.

Rocky shore intertidal animals can be studied at North Point. Vehicle access to North point is restricted so bus and walk time adds up to about 30 minutes to reach the rocky shore so rocky shore is only scheduled by request as means less time spent at the Cape.

Spectacular views of the Island and also marine life, rays turtles, dolphins, sharks and from May till the end of October, humpback whales.

The Mt Tempest bus tour ~ 3 hours.

Bus to the 2.5 hour Mt Tempest walk.

Unlike the other bus tours this tour includes an 4km walk to Mt Tempest (8km return) . As the walk is on the way to camp, this walk is usually scheduled on the way to camp on the first day. This is a physically demanding walk but the 360 degree views of the whole Island are inspiring. Views of The Cape, The Sandhills, The Port of Brisbane where the MICat departs from can be seen, and on a clear day Cunninghams Gap can be seen. Students who complete this walk sleep very well on their first night.

Views on the way up are inspiring. Looking north to Cape Moreton

Initially the walk is through scribbly gum forest, as we climb we come to heath land on the top of Tempest.

Lake Honeyeater tour/ walk ~ 3hours

An inspiring walk through flowering heathland. For those not wishing to walk a 4wd Tour to Lake Honeyeater can be scheduled.

This is a circuit walk which takes a little over 2 hours – including stops for field book activities. The walk includes 20 minutes beach walk and 40 minutes walk through low heathlands. On this walk we see several parasitic plants. Before the walk students see a video showing many of these parasitic plants. The walk finishes by wading through Blue Lagoon followed by a swim . Since the drought has ended and water tables have risen, once again students get to experience the excitement of walking through reeds, and holding their bags up to keep them dry. The walk and swim takes about 3 hours.

Lake Honeyeater

Insectivorous sundews, Drosera sp are common around Lake Honeyeater and blue Lagoon.

Lake Honeyeater

Grasstrees with flower spike on Honeyeater walk.

Wallum Banksia, Banksia aemula Wildflowers are a feature of the Honeyeater walk.

The Honeyeater circuit walk returns along the edge of Blue Lagoon and finishes with a swim.

Snorkelling at The Wrecks ~ 3 hours ~ optional extra

Bus to The Wrecks to snorkel

Link to Get Wet Sports who conduct Moreton Experience's snorkeling


Snorkeling at the Wrecks is conducted by Get Wet Sports. All equipment is provided. Full length wet suits provide provide floatation which means even non-swimmers can enjoy this activity. Gloves and the wet suits protect in case of contact wrecks. Snorkeling can only be undertaken at change of tide.

Get Wet Sports provide everything, full length wet suits and even gloves to protect hands.

Snorkelers have plenty of up close encounters with fish that have become very tame.

Yes this hard coral and the brightly coloured fish associated with corals are everywhere at The Wrecks.

This activity is an optional extra and costs $30 per person.